DC senior Alicia Johnson read scripture passages at the 2017 Baccalaureate service May 31.
DASSEL, COKATO, MN – Dassel-Cokato High School invited its 2017 graduates, their families, and other community members to attend its annual baccalaureate service May 31.
Senior Madeleine Schut opened the worship service with a welcome address and invocation, which was followed by encouragements of faith presented by fellow seniors Seth Looft and Emma Erickson.
Looft shared with attendees how his life was transformed by choosing to lean on Jesus Christ, while Erickson encouraged her classmates to leave the “shores of safety” for Christ, “[Who is] better.”
The scripture readings, read by Alicia Johnson, included Proverbs 3:5-6 and Psalm 37:1-7.
Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Psalm 37:1-7: “Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers, for they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act. He will make your vindication shine like the light, and the justice of your cause like the noonday. Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him; do not fret over those who prosper in their way, over those who carry out evil devices.”
The evening’s message was given by Pastor Keith Carlson of Evangelical Covenant Church in Dassel. Carlson recalled his personal high school graduation experience ,consisting of the repeated question, “What’s next?”
While Carlson didn’t have a specific answer for this year’s graduates, he did inform them of two words that would define their futures: choice and change.
“Life will continue to change by rapid choices,” he said.
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